List of Supplies for Oil Painting Class

Supplies for Oil Paint Class

This is the list of materials I cannot do without. I could eliminate one or two colors if necessary but not without a certain level of discomfort. The act of painting is in itself difficult enough without the added strain of lacking the proper tools. Tell yourself constantly that you are worthy of the best you can afford, and the best painting you can do will most likely follow. Please be advised that I reserve the right to change my mind any time I want, as artists must grow continuously in order to reach their potential; hence, I advise to check with me before purchasing all these materials for my workshops and classes.
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I am listing them in the order I set them up on my palette from Left to Right and Warm to Cool, Light to Dark

Titanium White

Windsor Yellow or Cadmiun Lemon

Permanent Rose

Thalo Blue

Ivory Black


Canvas and Primer
Artist Canvas Types
Linen above all else. For small works, I like Panels.
For larger works, I use Canvases, Medium to Small Weave.
My favorite is Claessans #13 Portrait grade.
I also like Fredrix Oil Primed Linen Canvases, which are more economic and still good quality.
Oil Painting Primer

For a more inexpensive option, regular cotton canvases can still be used
if they are given a couple of generous coats of Oil Painting Primer.
This one is my Favorite,
Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Primer


Solvent, Medium and Brush Cleaner
Gamsol Solvent
Gamsol Solvent
For the First Wash
Gamblin Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Gamblin Cold Pressed Linseed
To Increase Brilliance and Transparency
Weber Turpenoid Natural
Weber Turpenoid Natural
Natural highly effective brush cleaner


Artist Brushes


Brushes are a very personal choice; hence, I won't give any particular size.

I like Rosemary's brushes

The best option is to have a large variety of brushes both in number sizes and kinds:

Filberts, flats and rounds. From the smallest size to the largest.

Just like a woman can never have enough shoes, a painter can never have enough brushes!

For priming the canvas I use a 1.5 inch good quality house painting brush.

I also love The Eclipse Fans by Winsor and Newton, they gently soften the darks to avoid catching the light.

I like to use Bristle brushes for initial drawing and sometimes to lay down thick lights.


Other Supplies
Cotton Rags or Old Socks and Scissor

Cotton Rags or Old Socks, Socks are my favorite to wipe down errors or clean as I go.

I try not to use paper towels for they leave residue behind and contribute to deforestation.


Karmar Varnish
Karmar Varnish
I use Kamar Varnish by Krylon about a week after a painting is finished.
Liquitex Gloss Varnish
Liquitex Gloss Varnish
If a painting has not left the studio after 3 months, I varnish it with Soluvar Varnish by Liquitex
(Mixed 50% satin and 50% gloss)

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